At the end of the day it was Spaniard Juan Lapido Maceiras who compiled the field's largest chip stack with 388,000, but Claus Nielsen is right on his heels with 345,500. Here's how all of the remaining 26 players stack up:
Juan Lapido Maceiras 388000
Claus Nielsen 345500
Mathias Viberg 284000
Ricardo Sousa 239000
Kenneth Hicks Jr. 225000
Daniel Woolson 188500
Dan B. Pedersen 178000
Henrik Gwinner 165000
Willian Johnson 158000
Christian Öman 147500
Piergiorgio D'ancona 138000
Antonio Battisti 105500
Mehdi Ouakhir 95000
Michael Schulze 95000
Jari-Pekka Juhola 95000
Sebastian Ruthenberg 93500
Niclas Svensson 89500
Andy Black 85000
Trond Erik Eidsvig 79500
Christoffer Sonesson 76000
Craig Hopkins 69000
Seppo Parkkinen 64500
Jean Claude Perrot 62500
Janusz Petlic 50000
Andreas Hagen 48000
Raul Paez Corral 28000
Bagging and tagging of chips has begun and Day 2 of the PokerStars.net EPT Polish Open is now officially complete. The tournament clock shows 26 players remaining.
Claus Nielsen looks like he will take the chip lead into Day 3, with a stack of approximately 345,000. Will he last any longer than today's initial chip leader? Tune in tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. local time to find out!
A complete list of the remaining players and their chip stacks will be made available shortly.
Christoffer Sonesson raised it up pre-flop. Mathias Viberg reraised and Sonesson moved all in. After a good pause for thought, Viberg called and we had a 270,000 chip pot, all in pre-flop, with Sonesson covering Viberg.
Sonesson: - Whoops!
Viberg: - Good call sir!
The board brought no help for Sonesson and he is left with 70,000, whilst Mathias Viberg has a healthy 270,000.
A monstrous hand between Juan Lapido Maceiras and Dennis Petronack just went down in the closing minutes of Day 2 that had the rail buzzing.
Action folded around to Maceiras in the small blind who made it 17,000 to go. Petronack was patient and deliberate in his decision to call the raise, blocking out a bit of verbal heckling from Maceiras.
The flop came and Lapido, first to act, open-shoved all in putting Petronack to a decision for all of his chips. Petronack called before Maceiras was able to slide a single chip across the betting line, tabling two red aces, much to the dismay of his boisterous rival who could only produce pocket eights.
As we all know, poker can be a cruel, cruel game at times, and this hand was one of those times for Petronack, who cringed as he watched the dealer burn and turn the -- one of Maceiras's two outs. The river brought the -- a useless card for Petronack -- and an ecstatic Maceiras celebrated the win with a small group of friends near the rail.
Trond Eidsvig just padded his stack a bit with about 20 minutes left to play this evening. Short-stacked and all in pre-flop holding pocket queens, Eidsvig was well ahead of his opponent's pocket tens. The board ran out 8-2-4-8-A and Trond's queens held up, giving him approximately 35,000 in new chips.
Thierry van den Berg raised it up UTG and Claus Nielsen called in the seat next to him. The flop came down and Thierry bet the pot. Claus put in a reraise and Thierry moved all in. Claus insta-called. "You have aces?" asked Thierry as he flipped . It was not aces but jacks, and Thierry had two outs with two cards to come. The turn and river were and a 360,000-chip pot was shipped to Claus and Thierry was sent to the rail.
Cristiano Blanco has just been eliminated from the tournament by Kenny Hicks Jr. in a hand that will have Blanco steaming for years to come.
The Italian opened the pot with a 13,000 raise from under the gun and the action folded around the table to Kenny in the small blind, who re-popped it to 40,000. Blanco flat called, leaving himself approximately 50,000 behind.
The dealer spread a jack-high flop and Kenny open-shoved, putting Cristiano to a decision for all of his chips. Holding pocket queens, Blanco made the inevitable call and Kenny tabled big slick. Cristiano's queens didn't even reign long enough to hold court, as the dealer quickly burned and turned an ace, tipping the scales heavily in Kenny's favor with one card to come.
The last card to fall off the deck was an inconsequential six and the young American took down the pot on the strength of a single pair of aces, eliminating Blanco from the tournament in 33rd place.